Wow, what an album, a joy to listen to. This is what the underground is all about. Styles of Beyond raises the bar in hip-hop content and delivery. The beats are very well constructed, with samples being used wisely and drum patterings constantly changing. Muuvon employes excellent use of beat chopping and winneka exit uses a good vox. The rhymes are amazing, taking the listener to new dimensions lyrically and rhythmically. Ryu and Takbir's chemistry is flawless. They bounce back and forth with ease and their styles fit nicely with each other. They sound like veterans, it's hard to believe that this is their first album. The beats ooze with originality and exuberance, you can tell that they were worked on for hours on end. Basically everything about this album shines, but what really stands out is the pace. Before you know it, the album's over and you're left wondering where the hour went. That's the mark of a classic album.